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senator wendy davis rocketed to national prominence in june after she temporarily derailed a republican bill to impose tough new restrictions on abortions. >> laws are to create justice for all. >> we also received this written testimony. >> there is a medical necessity. women need timely access. >> woodruff: davis's 11-hour filibuster made her an instant hit in her party, and in october, she declared for governor. since then, she's faced scrutiny after parts of her personal story turned out to be inaccurate. texas voters also choose u.s. senate nominees tomorrow. incumbent republican john cornyn is expected to defeat a primary challenge by tea party congressman steve stockman. cornyn will also be favored in the general election. and in the governor's race, a recent university of texas-texas tribune poll gives abbott the lead over davis in november. >> woodruff: we take a closer look at the gubernatorial battle in the lone star state with wayne slater, senior political writer for the dallas morning news. wayne, welcome back to the program. tell us a little bit more about this governor'
on tuesday, and a candidate and standing out. wendy davis, gained tension when she staged a filibuster for abortion rights. >> wendy davis staged a filibuster last summer, sparking a movement for men and women across the state. >> you all have inspired every member in the senate democratic caucus. >> riding that momentum davis threw her hat in the ring to become texas governor. >> i'm proud to announce my candidacy to be the 4th governor of this... >> she has gotten attention. 27% of funds came from outside of texas, compared to abbott's 2%. some political strategists say it may not be enough. cal jill son is a political scientists at smu and explains the democratic hopes of turning the state purple is wishful thinking. >> the problem she has is texas is a conservative state, even if you think it's heading to a competitive, democratic state 25 years from now. >> rubbing on a story of struggle davis advocates for improved education. >> by the time i was 19 i was on my way to a divorce, living in a tiny trailer with my daughter amber. >> greg abbott attacked davis's hard-luck biology as
on her shoulders. >> texas has not had a democratic governor for two decades. they see wendy davis as a viable candidate. she will win today's democratic primary, she's fired up the base. most insiders forecast her losing to greg abbot by double digits in november. democrats say this election season is early and they hope to carry the momentum forward. >> this is the dallas county democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting members are promising here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turnout among democrats is on track to pass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement over wendy davis, the democratic state senator who famously filibusters for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we've got that fire. i think that's making a difference. >> she is seen as the democrats best hope in 20 years. that's how long democrats have con
. >> wendy davis changed on a lot of issues. >> the davis campaign hit back. president obama called barack obama among rel, and admitted to having sex with underaged girls. >> it bothered me the partnership. >> davis raised more money than abbott. her $11 million can't compeel with abbott's $30 million war chest, and he continues to beat davis in the polls. a poll puts abbott 11 pounts ahead of davis. >> greg abbott will beat wendy days by high single digits. competitive democrats have lost by 12 po 16 points -- 12 to 16 point. when davis is likely to lose by 7, 8 or 9, she is running more competitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> democrats appreciate supporting a candidate they see as having a fighting chance in a state that hasn't a democrat such as an-richards. >> photo id laws will be put to the test. the first will be in this upcoming vote. voters will have to show voter ids. critics believe the laws are designed to discriminate. the election plated for march 4th, picture id laws. arkansas, mississippi, okay la home, rhode island and virginia are affected. >>
will face off against wendy davis, widely expected to win the democratic primary. she, by the way, is the first female gubnatoril nominee since ann richards in '94. >> kentucky's top. the state's attorney general, the number 2 refused to file an appeal. as erika pitzy shows us seven tones general have taken similar steams. >> jack conway choked tears as he explained why he would not represent the state in its appeal to defend a ban on same-sex marriage. >> the final analysis, i had to make a decision i could be proud of. for me now, and for my daughter's judgment in the future. >> his decision is at odd's with steve bashear but his stanchion is in line with a february decision from u.s. district judge john hayburn who called kentucky's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional because it treated gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them. the governor is appealing that position saying he would hire other counsel to represent it in this case though he added same-sex marriage in states should be ultimately decided by the u.s. supreme court in order to bring fina
general greg abbott and state senator wendy davis cruised to primary wins. take a look. >> in calling the race for me tonight, i've become only the second female democratic gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. greg abbott? he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest, the decisions that they should make. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> in a sign that the establishment versus tea party story line is far from over, not every incumbent republican escaped unscathed last night. lieutenant governor david dewhurst who lost the primary to ted cruz finished second with just 28% of the vote in a four-way race and heads to a runoff against houston state senator and conservative radio host dan patrick in an incredibly vulnerable position. >> there was an article today in washington, someone told me, that said the tea party was dead in texas. as john wayne would say, that'll be the day. the tea party is alive and well. >> i think you're going to discover that there's more
-off there. in the democratic race, wendy davis will face republican state attorney general greg abbott in the general election this november, after both sailed to primary wins down there. and the bush legacy continues. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush, easily won the republican nomination for texas land commissioner, an elected job down there. >> do you give any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, you know, he gave the best advice. that's just outhustle your competition. that's been the best advice i have gotten in the family. >> how about your uncle? >> you know, he always said texas is like its own country, and i was born in houston, went to texas schools. married a beautiful west texan, and my boy is a third generation, but until you put your name on a state-wide ballot, you don't fully get that sense. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? an apron is hard work. an apron is pride in what you do. an apron is not quitting until you've made something a little better. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? for
wendy davis. they'll face off in november. >> ifill: israel seized a ship in the red sea today and said it carried advanced rockets intended for palestinian militants in gaza. the naval raid happened in international waters, about a thousand miles off eilat on the israeli coast. the rockets were found aboard a ship flying the panamanian flag. israel's military said they were made in syria and smuggled by iran. traveling in los angeles, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it's shows iran cannot be trusted, especially in ongoing nuclear talks. >> these weapons were going to be used against israel. the entire operation, this clandestine operation was organized by iran. while iran is conducting these talks, smiling to the international community it continues to arm terrorist groups continues to perpetrate terrorism around the world. >> ifill: iran denied any involvement. and a spokesman for hamas, the militant group ruling gaza, denied the rockets were bound for its territory. >> ( translated ): this zionist tale is a silly claim and a futile fabrication aimed at justifying the b
against women. wendyect example was the davis filibustering texas. wendy davis is now going to become the democratic governor candidate for governor. on the floor and filibustered a bill, but we never hear what the bill was. stop abortionto after 20 weeks. wendy davis was attacking the republican war on women. thatendures a couple angers many republicans, and they want to lash out. rand paul was tempted to say that if we are going to talk about the mythical war on women, what about the actual record or bill clinton? i do not think that is going to play as a political issue in the reality. remember, in the video , they say theoned hell are you clinton should be judged on her record. she has been in public life long enough that her record is very varied. there were a lot of scandals of the clinton years. there was filegate, a lot of fbi files wandered over to the white house. beingork we did after accused unfairly of crimes at the white house. there was the health care tax force, that was recently being hidden from the public despite being available at the clinton library. there are man
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